JACKSON, Wyo. — When it comes to introducing Savion Glover, it’s hard to know where to begin. This astonishingly talented Newark, NJ, native has amazed and inspired dancers around the world with his captivating performances. A world-class tap dancer, choreographer, actor, and teacher, Glover is truly a one-of-a-kind movement artist with a profound passion for dance.
Among his other credits and connections around the world, Glover holds Dancers’ Workshop in Jackson Hole near and dear to his heart. The dancer enjoys a lengthy record of collaborative projects with Jackson Hole’s premier dance nonprofit and is looking forward to returning for the first time since the pandemic struck. Later this month, Savion Glover will host two evenings of movement and discussion with Dancers’ Workshop.
“We are delighted to have Savion Glover back in Jackson Hole, sharing his passion and talent with our community and students at Dancers’ Workshop,” says Erin Roy, Executive Director of Dancers’ Workshop. “Our ongoing relationship with artists of Savion’s caliber not only gives our students the opportunity to learn from some of the world’s most exceptional dancers, but also offers our wider community the chance to experience these artists in a local, intimate setting. There’s no question that it’s unique.”
Glover’s sparkling dance career began when he was seven years old, introduced to tap dancing after his family’s band played at a benefit celebrating a former dancer. Immediately drawn to the medium, he quickly gained recognition for his ability — headlining the Broadway musical The Tap Dance Kid at just ten years old. In 1996, Glover received a Tony Award for Best Choreographer for his show Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk.
Earlier this fall, Glover teamed up with Nathan Lane to officially mark the return of post-pandemic theatre to Broadway — they were the first performers to take the stage since Covid shuttered the iconic New York industry in 2020.
As he’s garnered these accolades (and more), his style continues to surprise and enthrall audiences and students alike. Dedicated to a sense of evolution and a constant search for authentic representation of the self through movement, Glover’s dancing is electric and rhythmically compelling.
On the evenings of Wednesday, Oct. 27 and Thursday, Oct. 28, Glover will host a movement and discussion workshop open to the public in Jackson Hole. In collaboration with Dancers’ Workshop, the events will run from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Studio 1 at the Center for the Arts, and will be limited in size. Up to 20 guests — with masks and proof of vaccination (if over 12 years old) — will have the opportunity to explore the world of rhythm and dance with Glover.
If you’re interested in reserving a spot, please RSVP to Dancers’ Workshop at 307-733-6398. Tickets are a suggested $10 donation.